YOUTH NATURE IMMERSION PROGRAMS
REGISTRATION STARTS SEPT. 1st FOR THE 2020-21 SESSION
This is a 8-month program to immerse youth in nature, allowing them to gain skills and comfort in the outdoors. Camp takes place one Saturday each month at Open Field Farm. Lessons and skills build throughout the immersion program growing participants’ knowledge and understanding.
Hours are 9am to 3pm each day.
We will end in the Spring with an overnight camp out and celebration.
This year, in light of the many disruptions our community has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires, the program will run in 2 concurrent packages – Fall and Spring
2020-21 Session Dates:
FALL – Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th, Dec. 12th, Jan. 9th,
SPRING – Feb. 13th, Mar. 13th, Apr. 10th, May 8th
Fox Kits gives boys and girls ages 6 – 8 a chance to immerse themselves in the natural world of the Petaluma Watershed. At this age children are still discovering their environment. Fox Kits seeks to strengthen this connection and create a sense of comfort in young people out in nature. By engaging youth in meaningful play, exploring the watershed and letting our imaginations be wild we will foster a sense of place and an appreciation for nature.
REGISTER FOR FOX KITS’ FALL SESSION This section is full, please sign up on our WAIT LIST if you would like to be notified if a spot becomes available.
Elderberry Blossoms supports young girls ages 9-12 and 13-16 in developing strong and healthy relationships with themselves, their peers and nature. In a time of transition into adolescence Elderberries provides a foundation allowing for a deepening in their connections to the Earth, their skills, capabilities and inherent sense of awe and wonder. We will help to foster these connections through our time out in nature immersed in the practices of earth skills in the Petaluma River Watershed. Through the course of this program girls will have the opportunity to grow deeper into themselves as blossoming individuals, including growth in their self esteem and self confidence. We will explore the Watershed; hiking, navigating the River via paddle boats, making herbal medicine and culinary creations, creating primitive fire including cooking over the fire, wild-crafting with both edible and medicinal plants, basic rope making, sewing and more.
REGISTER FOR ELDERBERRY BLOSSOM’S FALL SESSION – This section is full, please sign up on our WAIT LIST if you would like to be notified if a spot becomes available.